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The Upper Iowa University Alumni Speaker Series resumes tonight (Wednesday, January 19), with “Failing Forward” presented by Kim Karr ‘01. The program begins at 6 p.m. CST. Participants, who join the virtual session on Upper Iowa University’s Facebook page, will have an opportunity to ask questions during the event.

Leveraging mistakes and taking realistic risks to involve ourselves in new experiences toward success is the main priority for Karr, the co-founder and executive director of #ICANHELP. Hear how the UIU physical education graduate took the risk to move to California, without ever visiting there, after a phone interview for a teaching position. This career move eventually led to Karr starting the national non-profit that is now a partner with major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Supercell and MLB player Aaron Judge.

For more information on the series and its upcoming speakers, visit uiu.edu/experience/career-development/alumni-speaker-series/.  Anyone wishing to serve as speaker, should contact UIU Director of Career Development Anne Puffett at 563.425.5229 or [email protected].